Objectif-Exhibitions announes new publications20/12/2011
"Circular Facts" edited by Mai Abu ElDahab, Binna Choi and Emily Pethick, published by Sternberg Press
The publication aims to gather a spectrum of perspectives to explore the roles of small organisations in the cultural field and how they envision the future.. The contributors have produced texts that speak of their experiences within arts institutions, collaborative curatorial initiatives, expanding on the relationship between institutions and artists, markets, local and international audiences, and current political climates.
Contributors include Anthony Huberman (The Artist's Institute, New York),Heejin Kim (Art Space Pool, Seoul),Mélanie Bouteloup and Anna Colin, (Bétonsalon, Paris), Beatriz Cavia, Miren Jaio, Isabel de Naveran and Leire Vergara (Bulegoa zenbaki barik, Bilbao), Francis McKee (Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow), Kim Einarsson (Konsthall C, Stockholm), Will Bradley (Kunsthall Oslo), Krist Gruithuijsen and Maxine Kopsa (Kunstverein, Amsterdam) and Natasa Petresin-Bachelez (Les Laboratoires D'Aubervillers, Paris).
This publication is published on the occasion of Circular Facts, a collaborative endeavor between three European contemporary art organizations: Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, The Showroom, London in partnership with Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen and Electric Palm Tree.
Design by Kaisa Lassarino/October 2011/English/15.2 x 26.5 cm/96 pages/softcover/ISBN 978-1-934105-65-8.
"From Berkeley to Berkeley: Objectif Exhibitions 2008-2010" edited by Mai Abu ElDahab and published by Objectif Exhibitions and Sternberg Press
The publication includes a series of interviews with artists who exhibited at Objectif Exhibitions from 2008 to 2010, along with a collection of secondary and parallel material produced in collaboration with each artist. Ranging from the humorous to the pseudo-scientific, the artists discuss the methods by which their research is transformed into practice. Both the artists and the interviewers constitute a community of active and concerned arts practitioners who, through art-making, writing, curation and teaching, deal with issues of representation, behavioral patterns and historical legacy.
Interviews include Mai Abu ElDahab by Will Holder, Guy Ben-Ner by Jan Verwoert, Mariana Castillo Deball by Giovanni Carmine, Sancho Silva by Luca Cerizza, Michael Smith by Larissa Harris, Yael Davids by Frédérique Bergholtz, Mark Aerial Waller by Mike Sperlinger, Anne Daems by Ronald Van de Sompel, Chris Evans by Francesco Manacorda, Antonio Ortega by David G. Torres, Sharon Hayes by Roger Cook, Christian Jankowski by Raimundas Malašauskas, Michael Stevenson by Esperanza Rosales and a glossary by Dexter Sinister.
A second part, "After Berkeley: Objectif Exhibitions 2010-2012" is due for release in February 2012.
Design by Will Holder/September 2011/English/10.5 x 14.9 cm/370 pages/vinyl dust jacket,softcover/ISBN 978-1-934105-34-4.
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